Henry Erlandson

Brophy holds off Pinnacle rally to win in 2 OT
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 | Gabe Mendoza ’16 makes 97-yard flea-flicker touchdown catch Nov. 6 to give Brophy a lead over Pinnacle. Brophy defeated Pinnacle 38-37 in double overtime in the first round of the 2015 Division 1 state playoffs. Brophy 38 Pinnacle 37 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy advances to the second round of the football playoffs after narrowly defeating Pinnacle by one point at home…
Brophy tops Liberty, Molander gets 100th win
Photo by Noah Rodriguez ’17 | Matthew Kempton ’17 makes a leaping catch Sept. 4 against Liberty. Brophy defeated Liberty High School 31-10. Brophy 31 Liberty 10 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy took their third straight win with a victory over Liberty High School Friday Sept. 4, marking head coach Mr. Scooter Molander’s 100th win as the Broncos head coach. “It’s a culmination of our players over the…
Offense rolls, defense shuts out Sandra Day O’Connor in win
Photo by Andrew Howard ’17 | Noah Pittenger ’17 returns a punt for a touchdown Friday, Aug. 21 against Sandra Day O’Connor High School. Brophy shut out SDOC 45-0. Brophy 45 Sandra Day O’Connor 0 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy football won its first regular season game at Sandra Day O’Connor Aug. 21 with the help of three rushing touchdowns from Ryan Velez ’16 and a defense that…
Football hopes senior leadership, productive offseason pave way for success
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | The Brophy Bronco runs across the field before a game last season. The Broncos will lean on student leadership and off-season training for the season ahead. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After finishing last season with a 10-4 record, the football team is aiming to put to use its senior leadership and improvement from a long offseason. The addition of a new defensive…
Volleyball hopes to continue successful season, win state with senior leadership
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Jack Rauch ’16 prepares to hit the ball, preventing it from touching the ground. Varsity Volleyball played Kellis, April 14, winning with a score of 25-4, 25-13, and 25-15. Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The volleyball team was 11-1 through the midpoint way of the season and hopes to continue that streak. “We are very talented in that all but two of our guys…
Sophomore Bonner finishes 1st in Bracket Challenge
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP College basketball’s March Madness Tournament was filled with huge upsets and close games this year. There were many brackets that made the competition close until the very last game, including a bracket from Mr. Matt Hooten, who finished the school’s Bracket Challenge tied in 10th place. However, only one participant of the hundreds who partook in Brophy’s Bracket Challenge could emerge victorious and Daniel…
Students connect with friends through YMCA basketball
Henry Erlandson ’16 & William Borders ’16 THE ROUNDUP Students of all grades are using YMCA basketball to play with their friends and find an outlet from school. The YMCA is a organization that offers kids and teenagers the opportunity to play in a youth basketball league with friends without having to tryout, according to valleyymca.org. “It’s a good way to stay active and play sports, I’m a pretty competitive…
Athletes weigh out physical pros, cons of year-round sports
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Many people are aware that an hour of activity per day is a beneficial to health, especially for teens. But statistics have shown that teens who exercise more than seven hours a week may be at risk for serious injury. With more teens participating in sports, researchers from around the world, and more specifically Switzerland and Canada, set out to find the negative effects…
‘Super Smash Brothers’ builds anticipation amid 3DS success
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After a successful opening for the 3DS, “Super Smash Brothers” is now on the WiiU with 14 new characters and plenty of changes. Many can admit to the large amount of time when they played “Smash Brothers” with their friends, playing as some of the most iconic video game characters ever created. You know, the legends, like Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Pikachu. When…
‘NBA 2k15’ impresses with online modes, fixes annoying errors
“NBA 2k15”—2k Sports—for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS 7.5 out of 10 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP “NBA 2k15” excels in online experiences for the average basketball gamer while improving on many inherent problems from past games. But it fails to make a lasting impact visually from “NBA 2k14.” Upon playing my first game, I noticed some stand-out changes. Players do not get…